Build offline applications

The ArcGIS Platform supports the development of offline applications. Examples include map or scene viewers, data collection or data editing applications, applications that are used under poor or unpredictable network conditions, or applications that are entirely prohibited from using a network.

The ArcGIS Platform provides the essential tools and technologies for preparing, managing, and packaging data for offline applications. The offline applications themselves are built with ArcGIS Runtime APIs. They run natively on phones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers, and support mobile workers where network connectivity is unreliable or unavailable. Offline applications can display, analyse, and edit geographic data, perform geocoding, routing, navigation, and other analysis.

You can build offline applications that:

  • Display interactive maps and scenes of geographic data.
  • View and edit data from a feature service.
  • View and edit data from a data file stored locally on a device.
  • Geocode addresses and search for places.
  • Look up the address or place name for a location.
  • Calculate routes and directions between multiple stops.
  • Provide an interactive turn-by-turn navigation experience.
  • Perform on-device spatial analysis.

Topics

How to build offline applications

Learn about ArcGIS technologies available to build offline applications.

Offline maps

Learn how to create, view, and edit an offline map from a web map.

Offline data

Learn how to create, view, and edit offline data from a data service.

Editing offline data

Learn how to edit and synchronize offline data with a feature service.

Mobile packages

Learn how to view maps and scenes using mobile packages.

Data files

Learn how to view and edit data using data files stored on a device.

Spatial analysis

Learn how to perform on-device spatial analysis, including geocoding and routing.

Tutorials

APIs
Tools

API support

Offline mapsOffline dataData filesMobile packagesEditing offline dataSpatial analysis
ArcGIS API for JavaScriptNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedGeometry engine
ArcGIS Runtime API for AndroidFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for iOSFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for JavaFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for .NETFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS Runtime API for QtFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supportedFully supported
ArcGIS API for PythonManage offline map areasNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Esri LeafletNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
MapBox GL JSNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
OpenLayersNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
ArcGIS REST JSManage offline map areasNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
Full supportPartial support (see notes)Not supported

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